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Energy news, November 2015

A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.

Adding quantum dots made out of iron pyrite to lithium-ion batteries makes them charge quickly over dozens of cycles.

Understanding the properties of methane hydrates.

Using a clay-based electrolyte, scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that can work at high temperatures.

a novel piezoelectric energy harvester based on composite structure could enable more efficient performance

Graphene nanofoam electrodes show higher capacity and faster transport in lithium-ion batteries when treated with hydrogen.

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube arrays for efficience electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

Scientists have discovered that applying an electric field to glass causes it to soften at lower temperatures.

Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Scientists have developed a flexible metal-organic framework for storing natural gas in car fuel tanks.

Scientists have used microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to solve the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides.

A novel lithium-oxygen battery has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and can be recharged more than 2000 times.

Alloys made from equal amounts of up to four different metallic elements are very effective at withstanding radiation damage.

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms makes an effective catalyst for splitting water.

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